List of Miss World winners from India

List of Miss World winners from India: Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant created in 1951 by Eric Morley with the motto of 'Beauty with a Purpose'. The Miss World Organization postponed the beauty pageant for 90 days to assure the safety of its contestants, staff and crew members. Miss World 2021 coronation will be held on March 17 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Check here the complete list of Miss World winners from India.
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List of Miss World from India
List of Miss World from India

List of Miss World winners from India: Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica is the longest-reigning Miss World to date as no event was held in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was crowned on 14 December 2019 in London, England. She will crown her successor on March 17 at Coca-Cola Music Hall, Puerto Rico. 

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The Miss World 2021 event was postponed to ensure the safety of staff and crew members after 17 contestants, including India's representative at the global event-- Manasa Varanasi, tested positive for COVID-19. The beauty pageant was earlier scheduled for 16 December 2021. The decision to postpone the event for 90 days was taken by the Miss World Organization. 

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Reita Faria became the first Indian in 1966 to win the prestigious Miss World title while Manushi Chillar was the last Indian who was crowned in the year 2017. Check the complete list of Miss World winners from India below. 

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About Miss World

Miss World is the oldest running international beauty contest. On July 29, 1951, Eric Morley created the beauty pageant in the United Kingdom. The motto of the pageant is 'Beauty with a Purpose'. It is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants, along with Miss Universe, Miss Earth, and Miss International. The title is given on the basis of vision, beauty, intelligence, wit, hard work, sensitivity, and personality. Eric Morley died in 2000, and his wife, Julia Morley, succeeded as chairwoman of the Miss World Organization.

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List of Miss World winners from India

Year

Winner

Brief Description

2017

Manushi Chhillar

a. She is pursuing a medical degree at the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat.

b. She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer and has been trained under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy.

c. She also attended the National School of Drama.

2000

Priyanka Chopra

a. She is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant.

b. One of the highest-paid and most popular Indian celebrities.

c. She has received numerous awards: Padma Shri (2016), National Film Award and Filmfare Awards.

d. She was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 respectively.

e. She is married to American singer Nick Jonas. 

1999

Yukta Mookhey

a. She studied Zoology as well as Hindustani classical music and has a diploma in computer sciences.

b. She has also worked in Bollywood films. 

1997

Diana Hayden

a. She is from an Anglo-Indian family who worked as an event manager.

b. She also won the title of the ‘Femina Miss India’ in 1997.

1994

Aishwarya Rai

a. After winning the title, Aishwarya appeared in films.

b. Her debut movie was Mani Ratnam's Iruvar. 

c. She is married to Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan. 

1966

Reita Faria

a. First Indian to win an international title.

b. She chose to focus on her medical studies rather than films and modelling. 

c. She lives in Dublin with her husband David Powell. 

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India won the Miss World beauty pageant six times. The first pageant was won in the year 1966. After a gap of 28 years, India won for the second time in the year 1994. India won the title for the third time in 1997, after 3 years. In 1999, India won the title for the fourth time. The fifth title was won in 2000. The sixth title was won in 2017, after 17 years. 

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FAQ

Who is the chairperson of the Miss World organization?

Julia Morley succeeded as chairwoman of the Miss World organization after her husband Eric Morley died in 2000.

Who created the Miss World beauty pageant?

Eric Morley created the Miss World beauty pageant in the United Kingdom on 29 July 1951 with the motto of 'Beauty with a Purpose'.

Who is the current Miss World?

Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica is the reigning Miss World. She was crowned on 14 December 2019 as the Miss World in London, England.

Who was the first Indian to bag the Miss World title?

On 17 November 1996, Reita Faria became the first Indian to bag the Miss World title in the 16th edition of the pageant held at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, United Kingdom.
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